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Secretary General of NATO tells CNN: “The United States needs friends”

Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:  Following on from his address at Congress in the United States of America, CNN’s Hala Gorani spoke to the Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg.    During the interview on Hala Gorani Tonight the Secretary General of NATO confirmed that he had spoken to President Donald Trump recently and agreed with his suggestion that allies needed to pay more towards NATO.    Despite criticism NATO had received from President Trump, Stoltenberg tells CNN that the US is committed to the organisation and sends a message to the President saying ......

    SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana tells CNN about the importance of connectivity between China and Africa

    Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019:  This month’s episode of Business Traveller explores the trade and travel relationship between China and Africa. Three years ago, China surpassed the United States as the biggest business travel market on the globe and now more of China’s business is being done in Africa.    During the episode, CNN’s Eleni Giokos heads to Johannesburg to meet South African Airways (SAA) CEO Vuyani Jarana.    The national carrier, SAA, is one of two airlines with direct flights to and from Hong Kong. Jarana explains to the programme how seamless connectivity between China and ......

      Christine Lagarde warns CNN of “big risks on the horizon”

      Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2019:  At the World Economic Forum in Davos, CNN’s Richard Quest spoke to the Managing Director and Chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde. During the interview, Lagarde disputed claims that there was another international recession around the corner but forecast a “very modest slowdown” and commented “the sun is not shining as brightly as it did”. On the future global economy, Lagarde calls the inability of global players to come to agreements on trade and tariffs a “big risk”. Please clearly credit CNN Business with any use of this ......

        Saudi energy minister on the country's Crown Prince: His ability to lead the kingdom is unshaken ...

        For CNN Business, John Defterios spoke to Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid A. Al-Falih.  During the interview, Al-Falih told CNN he doesn't "see a big economic recession" but that corrective actions are "easily within our control." As the United States Secretary of States Mike Pompeo prepares to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Al-Falih suggests the two countries will continue to work well together due to “common interests, common values.” Al-Falih also speaks about the Crown Prince’s ability to lead stating “His ability to lead the kingdom ......

          CNN speaks to the CEO of The Emirates Group as Dubai Intl Airport welcomes its one billionth ...

          Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2018:  As Dubai International (DXB) welcomes its one billionth international customer, CNN’s John Defterios spoke to H.H Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum –Chairman of Dubai Airports and CEO of The Emirates Group.   During the interview with Defterios, Al Maktoum discussed the crucial role customers have played in helping Dubai International reach their goal, saying “It’s always about the customers. The more you please your customers, they will come again and again.”   Al Maktoum also commented on the US Federal Reserve’s decision to raise inflation, ......

            HRH Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum's discusses her desire to make Dubai a global centre for creativity

            Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018:  CNN Style Dubai meets Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for an exclusive look at her family’s private art collection and hears about her father’s desire to promote the talent of regional artists.   As Vice Chair of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, HRH Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum hopes to take the industry to a global stage where it can be recognised internationally.   Key Quotes:   HRH Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum on the artistic scene in Dubai:  “A thriving cultural scene is actually a sign of a very stable country, a thriving ......

              Interview with Asil Attar, CEO of Al Yasra Fashion

              December 12, 2018:  Q&A WITH ASIL ATTAR    1. Tell us about the relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra Fashion. How has it evolved during the years?   The relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra is one of the best. DKNY has always had a strong presence in the region and a very strong and loyal customer base.  GIII Apparel Group are the new owners of DKNY and bought the brand from the LVMH Group in 2016.  They have a vision to re-focus their energy on the DNA of the brand as it used to be. We have a very strong relationship with GIII on multiple levels – we work closely together on ......

                Dubai's quest to become the capital of the Islamic economy

                Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  With 1.8 billion Muslims in the world and an Islamic economy - which complies with Islamic laws – growing, John Defterios reports that Dubai is positioning itself as the global capital of the Islamic economy.   Dubai is already ranked number one in the world for halal food; halal travel; modest fashion; halal recreation; and shariah compliant pharmaceuticals and cosmetics but, now, it is looking to further diversify its economy.   The launch of global initiatives to create a certified halal accreditation system is one way in which it is doing so. This initiative has the potential to be ......

                  Mikaela Shiffrin tells CNN: “For little girls out there growing up… you're enough.”

                  Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018:  Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin kicked off her bid for a third straight World Cup overall crown in Soelden, Austria, last weekend and will be chasing a fourth straight slalom world title at the World Championships in Are, Sweden, in February.   Alongside her summer preparation, Shiffrin earned a spot in Maxim magazine’s Hot 100, traditionally a feature which celebrates physical beauty with the strapline “World’s Sexiest Women”. However, instead of posing in a bikini or an evening gown, Shiffrin chose to wear a white ski jacket with her 2018 Olympic medals ......

                    The vintage cars with a high-tech secret

                    Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:   While most vintage car enthusiasts seek to return vehicles to their former glory, Jonathan Ward prizes and preserves the beauty in their decay, while hiding some high tech secrets under the hood. Ward is the founder of ICON, a California-based company that reimagines classic SUVs like Toyota FJs and Ford Broncos with modern tech and materials.  While that remains the bulk of the business, Ward has another, more unusual passion project: take vintage cars and, instead of restoring it to the way that it would have looked and driven when it was created, preserve the decay that has occurred ......

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Dubai Fashion Week Announces Preliminary Schedule for spring/summer 2025…

More than 30 established and emerging designers from around the globe to showcase latest collections in the Middle East’s fashion capital, Dubai  d3 and Arab Fashion Council launch International Buyers Programme to enhance talent discovery and facilitate strategic partnerships     Dubai, UAE, 17th July 2024: The global and regional fashion labels determining the upcoming Spring/Summer 2025 season's biggest trends and tastes at Dubai Fashion Week have been announced. Presenting ahead of New York Fashion Week and setting the tone for the global fashion calendar, DFW will be held from 1-7 September 2024 at Dubai Design District (d3), with a wider citywide events calendar.   Co-founded by Dubai Design District (d3), a global creative ......read more

FutureSkills4All initiative presents 500 new training opportunities under UNDP and MBRF's Knowledge ...…

18 July 2024- The Knowledge Project, a joint initiative between the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), entered into a strategic partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). In line with this partnership, the project will offer the entrepreneurship communities of EBRD an opportunity to secure licenses for the ‘FutureSkills4All’ initiative, which will further improve their professional and personal skills, thus boosting their employment opportunities and raising their job performance. During a virtual session held recently, the parties announced that, under the terms of this agreement, around 500 members of the EBRD entrepreneurship community will be granted ......read more

Sanad Announces Strong H1 2024 Results of AED 2.3 Billion in Revenue, Projecting Significant ...…

Total Revenue: AED 2.3 billion for the first half of 2024, projecting full-year revenue of AED 4.5 billion Strategic agreements: Partnerships with Deucalion, Asiana Airlines, AerCap and CFM Materials bolster Sanad’s market position as a trusted partner of global aviation organizations LEAP MRO Center Investment Fuels Growth: The substantial investment of over AED 100 million in the new LEAP MRO Center and significant growth in global air travel demand has fortified Sanad’s operational capabilities and elevated its performance to new heights in H1 2024 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 18 July 2024: Sanad, the global aerospace engineering and leasing solutions leader wholly owned by Abu Dhabi’s sovereign investor Mubadala Investment ......read more

300 Stores in the Middle East: Another Milestone in Tim Hortons' Journey Towards Being the ‘Café ...…

Thursday, July 18th, 2024 - Dubai, UAE: Today marked a new milestone for the iconic Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons in the Middle East with the opening of the brand’s 300th cafe in the region. Celebrations were hosted at Tim Horton’s stylish Roshn Front location in Riyadh, in the presence of His Excellency the Canadian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Mr. Jean-Philippe Linteau, the Chairman of Apparel Group and AG Café International Mr. Nilesh Ved, and the CEO of Tim Hortons’ Master Franchisee in the Middle East Mr. Hesham Almekkawi, along with other distinguished guests. Rapidly expanding in the region, Tim Hortons Middle East, represented by its master franchisee, AG Café International - a joint venture entity owned by Apparel Group, a leading global fashion and ......read more

Aston Martin celebrates 60th anniversary of Goldfinger with 007-inspired secret experience in the ...…

House of Q by Aston Martin opens in Burlington Arcade, London, celebrating 60 years of Goldfinger – the first James Bond film to feature the iconic DB5 Visitors to the experience will discover the subterranean world of Q Secret Champagne Bollinger bar runs from 18 July until 4 August 18 July, Gaydon, UK: The House of Q, a new pop-up experience by Aston Martin inside London’s prestigious Burlington Arcade, has been created to celebrate 60 years of Aston Martin’s long-running association with the 007 film franchise. The relationship began with the 1964 release of Goldfinger, the film which introduced James Bond to the now iconic DB5. Launched alongside V57, a special James Bond anniversary edition of Aston Martin’s luxury lifestyle magazine, the House ......read more

Union Pledge Day: A National Occasion of Unity and Pride…

The occasion marks the signing of the declaration of the Union and the UAE Constitution in 1971 Dubai, UAE: Mr. Mohamed Al Hashemi, CEO of Union Coop, emphasized the significance of "Union Pledge Day," a national occasion recently declared by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to be celebrated annually on July 18th. This day holds profound importance as a national event that embodies the values of national unity, expressing love for a proud nation, wise leadership, solidarity, and fraternity among the people of the Emirates. Al Hashemi highlighted that commemorating this national occasion each year reminds of the visionary founders who charted the course for the United Arab Emirates under its wise leadership, guiding its ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Organises The Eternal Light Musical Performance on 22 July…

Dubai, UAE, 18 July 2024: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library will organise “The Eternal Light” musical performance by the creative Tunisian artist Farah Fersi, on 22 July, at 7:30 PM. The evening will feature an interactive musical performance on the kanun, combining authenticity and modernity in a unique blend. Farah Fersi, known for her innovative approach to playing the kanun, will take the audience on a mesmerizing journey that delves into human and spiritual values. Her performance will feature a variety of musical pieces that explore themes such as homeland, love, pain, peace, and joy, all while promoting the values of tolerance, love, and intellectual and contemplative interaction. Fersi, who began her musical journey at the conservatory and developed a profound ......read more

Emirates Park Zoo & Resort Prepares to Unveil Nature's Beauty in Abu Dhabi: Introducing the World ...…

Showcasing the untold story of the tiny creature~ Abu Dhabi – July 18, 2024: Exciting News from Emirates Park Zoo & Resort! Get ready to immerse yourself in Abu Dhabi's newest eco-friendly attraction, the World Butterfly Park. Explore a world where tiny creatures share their ecological tales and showcase their vital roles. Discover diverse plants, including floating wonders, carnivorous delights, and slow growers, promising an enchanting journey for all visitors. The park's design and operations reflect our dedication to environmental protection, ensuring guests enjoy nature's beauty while learning about wildlife conservation.  Dr. Walid Shaaban, CEO of Emirates Park Zoo & Resort, expressed his excitement: "The upcoming attraction promises an ......read more

Al Masaood Automobiles Announces Reduced Prices on Nissan Brakes Services…

Customers can enjoy comprehensive maintenance, inspection and replacement of Nissan braking systems at lower prices this summer Abu Dhabi, 18 July 2024: Al Masaood Automobiles, the authorised distributor of Nissan in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and the Western Region, has announced reduced prices on Nissan's brakes services during the summer.  Available until August 31st 2024, this offer includes comprehensive maintenance and safety checks on brakes at competitive, reduced prices. It covers brake services on all models, including brake pad and disc rotor replacements, as well as a full braking system inspection. Al Masaood Automobiles has introduced this offer in response to valuable customer sentiment observations. With customer centricity at the heart of its operations, the ......read more

Panasonic Announces New 4K Integrated PTZ Camera…

Feature-rich AW-UE30 4K PTZ Camera offers 20x Optical Zoom and has built-in auto tracking, ideal for education environments and business meetings Dubai, United Arab Emirates Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) has announced the regional launch of its newest 4K PTZ Camera.  Boosting the brand’s robust line-up of 4K integrated cameras is the AW-UE30 with 20x Optical Zoom and 74.1° wide-angle lens.  With a compact design and built-in auto tracking feature, the AW-UE30 also supports easy and efficient operation making it ideal for use in academic settings and business meetings. Mr. Fujio Hiramori, Manager - Marketing - System Solutions & Communications Division, PMMAF, said: “Panasonic continues to improve and expand the capabilities of ......read more

Union Coop's Silicon Oasis Center is a Premier Family Shopping Destination in Dubai…

Premier Family Shopping Destination in Dubai, featuring 26+ stores, a mosque, and diverse dining options. Dubai, UAE: Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Union Coop’s Chief Community Relations Officer, affirmed that the Silicon Oasis Center in Dubai represents a distinctive shopping destination. Designed with a modern and sophisticated urban character in Dubai's Silicon Oasis area, it serves surrounding areas, housing more than 26 commercial stores, a mosque accommodating up to 1,100 worshippers, as well as various activities, entertainment venues, and family shopping outlets, including restaurants featuring local and international brands. He emphasized that the Silicon Oasis Center adds significant value to Union Coop's business portfolio due to its interactive attractions ......read more

LG Transforms Business environments with the latest cutting-edge Projector Technology…

The long-lasting brightness of LG's laser projectors enhances every detail, delivering crystal clear presentations every time DUBAI, July 18, 2024 – LG Electronics (LG) is transforming business settings with its latest ProBeam Laser Projectors, designed to elevate presentations, foster collaboration, and enhance the overall workspace experience. Bringing unparalleled image quality, smart connectivity, and ease of use to modern business environments, the LG ProBeam Wireless Laser Projector and the ProBeam WUXGA Laser Projector, are at the forefront of innovation. Boasting a Wide Ultra Extended Graphics Array (WUXGA) resolution of 1920x1200, the LG ProBeam projectors offer detailed and sharp images suited for any business setting. The ProBeam's mercury-free laser offers ......read more

Salik joins United Nations Global Compact, reinforcing commitment to sustainable business practices…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 17, 2024 –Salik Company PJSC (Salik), the exclusive toll gate operator of the Emirate of Dubai, has taken a significant step forward in its sustainability journey. The company has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. By aligning with the United Nations Global Compact Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), Salik takes a significant step in its commitment to promoting responsible business practices and contributing to a sustainable future for the UAE. By joining the UN Global Compact, Salik aligns itself with over 20,000 companies in more than 160 countries committed to upholding ten universally accepted principles in human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. ......read more

Alonzo mourning and Steve Smith attend usa basketball youth tournament in Abu Dhabi…

ABU DHABI, July 17, 2024 – USA Basketball and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) concluded the USA Basketball Youth Tournament at Raha International School, Khalifa City Campus over this past weekend. The event was attended by USA Basketball and NBA legends and champions Alonzo Mourning and Steve Smith.  The USA Basketball Youth Tournament tipped off on Saturday, July 13 at Raha International School, ahead of the USA Basketball Showcase at Etihad Arena on July 15 & 17. Nine teams of youth under 16 years of age participated in the tournament, including six boys teams and three girls teams from local Abu Dhabi academies, clubs and schools. There were also three basketball development clinics which took place throughout the ......read more

Dubai Customs commence Intellectual Property Summer 2024 at Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services…

Dubai – 17 July 2024: Dubai Customs commenced the Intellectual Property Summer Events 2024 under the theme "Innovate, Protect," organized by the    IPR Department of the Policies and Legislation Division, aiming to promote awareness to the importance of protecting Intellectual Property and encourage innovation and creativity between different segments of society. The events, that were held at Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services headquarters, include a variety of activities, which include specialized workshops on how to protect ideas and innovations delivered by IP Specialists from Awareness and Education Section. In addition to, collaborative competitions encouraging participants to submit their creative ideas. Also, the (K9) Unit of Technical ......read more

Growth in MEA's office and education sectors unfolds positive outlook for paper and stationery ...…

Market revenues for paper and paper products in the Middle East and Africa are expected to reach US$16.4 billion by 2030 The opening of new schools in the region and substantial investments in education will play a crucial role in the growth of the paper and stationery sector, according to the latest research Paperworld Middle East, the largest international trade show for stationery, paper and office supplies, returns to the Dubai World Trade Centre from 12-14 November Dubai, UAE: The expansion of the office and education sectors in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is driving significant growth in the paper products sector, according to findings from 6W research. They estimate that market revenues for paper and paper products will reach US$16.4 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR ......read more

Malabar Gold & Diamonds: : Inauguration of 3 Stores In India…

Malabar Gold & Diamonds, the 6th largest jewellery retailer globally with over 350 showrooms across 13 countries, has just launched 3 new showrooms in Tamil Nadu, India. The showrooms were virtually launched by Malabar Group Chairman M.P Ahammed. Tamil Nadu Tourism Minister K. Ramachandran unveiled the Velachery store to the public, Mayor of Karur Corporation, Kavitha Ganesan unveiled the Karur store, and Amman K. Arjunan, the Member of Legislative Assembly from Coimbatore North launched the R S Puram store. ...read more

CMF Phone 1 makes record-breaking sales of 100,000 units in just 3 hours…

CMF, the sub-brand of London-based technology company Nothing, recently launched CMF Phone 1, CMF Watch Pro 2 and CMF Buds Pro 2. On the first day of sales, the company hit 100,000 CMF Phone 1 units sold in just 3 hours. For context, it took 24 hours for Nothing to hit this sales figure for Phone (2a) in March 2024. Rishi Kishor Gupta, Regional Director of Middle East & Africa at Nothing commented: “In a remarkable feat, the CMF Phone 1 has exceeded all projections by achieving sales of 100,000 units within just three hours of its launch. This unprecedented achievement highlights the exceptional qualities of the CMF Phone 1, which integrates cutting-edge technology, elegant design, and outstanding value. As we introduce the CMF Phone 1 to the GCC market, we are confident ......read more

Seven drivers to battle for world championship title in formula e's thrilling season 10 showdown - ...…

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship returns for the double-header season finale in London on 20-21 July 2024, with seven drivers still in contention for the title. Nick Cassidy's lead has narrowed after two non-point finishes in Portland, bringing teammate Mitch Evans and rivals Pascal Wehrlein and António Félix da Costa into close contention as the championship heads to London.   LONDON, DUBAI AND RIYADH, Wednesday 17 July 2024: The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship returns this weekend for the double-header season finale, for Rounds 15 and 16 of its highly competitive tenth season. The Hankook London E-Prix will take place 20-21 July, at the ExCeL London. After a thrilling tenth season of the all-electric single-seater series, the ABB FIA ......read more

Tron Energy Technology Corporation and MAP-Tron-E, Sign MoU for Taiwanese IP Electric Bus ...…

Dubai, UAE – July 17, 2024 – In a groundbreaking move towards sustainable transportation in the MENA region, Tron Energy Technology Corporation and MAP-Tron-E have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a joint venture dedicated to the development and manufacturing of electric vehicle (EV) buses. The MoU was signed at a formal event, last night, by Richard Huang, CEO of Tron Energy Technology Corporation, and Akshay Aggarwal, Director of MAP-Tron-E, marking a significant milestone in the UAE’s journey towards sustainability and reduced carbon emissions.  This partnership aims to bring cutting-edge EV bus technology to the UAE, aligning with the nation’s commitment to environmental sustainability. The joint venture will focus on the ......read more

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